Features and Benefits of TPO Roofing

1If you’re looking for a durable and cost-effective single-ply roofing system, a TPO roof can meet your needs. TPO roofing systems offer the combined benefits of both EPDM rubber roofs and PVC roofs, but at a more economical cost than PVC.

Are you unsure about which roofing option is best for your commercial build? Let’s take a look at a number of performance, installation and environmental advantages that TPO roofing offers.

First, the TPO roof membrane is made by combining ethylene, propylene, and rubber and fillers such as fiberglass and talc using a specific chemical process. These fillers reinforce the TPO membrane’s strength and durability.

Durability – These roofs are highly durable and can efficiently withstand buildup of debris, algae, bacteria and dirt. The roof’s composition also makes it better equipped to handle chemicals, acid, salt, oil, etc. The flexibility of the membrane makes it highly resistant to tears, punctures and impact damage.

Strength – These roofs are also able to resist damage caused by impact. The special hot air welded seams can withstand three to four times more wind- and puncture-resistant than others such as EPDM adhesive and tape seams.

Green Roof – A TPO roof reflects the sun’s ultraviolet rays, making it a “cool” roof and is Energy Star rated. This can significantly lower HVAC costs and make the interior temperature more comfortable during hot summer months.

Longevity – TPO roofs easily have a lifespan of 35 years or more.

Still have questions about TPO roofing? Call us today. Our experienced team is eager to help you make the right decision for your project.